If you’ve been lucky enough to score a new Xbox Series X or S, you also got Microsoft’s new and improved Xbox controller to play with. And soon you’ll be able to use that new controller with your iPhone or iPad, too.
Apple has confirmed that it’s working with Microsoft to enable support for the new Xbox Series X controller on the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, and Mac. Compatibility will come in a future update, but there’s no word yet on when that might be released.
“Microsoft and Apple are working together to bring compatibility for the Xbox Series X controller to customers in a future update,” Apple explains on a support page.
Apple’s devices already support the Xbox Wireless Controller with Bluetooth, Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, Xbox Adaptive Controller, and PlayStation DualShock 4 controller. It’s good to see Apple expanding support for game controllers and giving people more ways to game on their Apple devices, including those who like their a new Xbox Series X controller.
Apple hasn’t made any official announcements about enabling support for using the PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller with Apple devices. However, recent iOS 14.3 betas suggest that it will become compatible, too, along with Amazon’s Luna controller.